ERIC Number: ED237487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Status of Teacher Education as It Relates to Critical Issues in Georgia. Commission Working Paper.
Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta.
National concerns about teacher education formed the framework for a survey questionnaire submitted to 33 Georgia colleges of education. Responses were received from 23 institutions, which provided information on developing trends in Georgia teacher education for the academic years 1977-82. Major areas covered were: (1) producing the necessary number of new teachers to meet current and future demands; (2) defining and measuring the quality of academic standards of teacher education programs; (3) determining the appropriate length for training programs and determining an essential knowledge base which will meet the demands of public schools; (4) defining the appropriateness of faculty qualifications and productivity; and (5) examining the current level of financial support for teacher education and identifying fiscal necessities. Data is presented on concerns in the specific areas of early childhood programs, elementary, middle, and secondary programs, and specialized K-12 programs. An analysis of data covers statistics on enrollment, graduation criteria, withdrawals, admissions criteria, course offerings, faculty qualifications and salaries, student teaching requirements, and institutional support of teacher education programs. Recommendations are made for the Georgia Board of Education. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Financial Support, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, State Standards, State Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand
Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 1645 Tullie Circle, NE, Suite 105, Atlanta, GA 30329 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta.